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Manufacturing jumps in nation, Midwest

The continuing economic recovery is causing some shipping delays in Midwestern states, according to companies’ purchasing managers. Missouri and Kansas both showed quicker growth in manufacturing in August than in July.

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Ex-Mamtek CEO pleads guilty to theft, fraud

A man who persuaded a rural Missouri town and the state to invest millions in bonds and incentives for an artificial sweetener plant that never materialized pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felony charges.

Ferguson raises issues that aren’t going away

What struck me most is that I found it easier to have a talk with this stranger about this powderkeg of an issue than I found it to talk to most of my friends. One of the reasons that we have trouble talking about these issues is that some of us don’t want to be uncomfortable, and others of us don’t want to be disappointed.

Ferguson raises issues that aren’t going away

What struck me most is that I found it easier to have a talk with this stranger about this powderkeg of an issue than I found it to talk to most of my friends. One of the reasons that we have trouble talking about these issues is that some of us don’t want to be uncomfortable, and others of us don’t want to be disappointed.

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Kat’s Money Corner: Planning a parents’ date night

Have you thought of a babysitter exchange? Consider making a deal with your friends. You take their kids for an evening and they take yours the next. It’s a win-win situation and a great way for all of the kids to make a new pal. The same goes for family.

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Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

Concerns over weaker global economic growth appeared to outweigh a pair of strong reports on the U.S. economy Tuesday, nudging stocks to a tiny loss. Crude oil prices sank 3 percent, pulling Exxon Mobil, Chevron and stocks of other oil producers down.